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Match Report : 03/03/2004 v Valerenga
Newcastle United   3 1

Scorer(s):     A Shearer (19),  F Ameobi (47, 89)

Valerenga   1 1
Scorer(s):     Hagen (25)
Competition: UEFA Cup, Round 3, 2nd Leg
Season: 2003-04
Venue: St James's Park
Attendance: 38,531
Referee: Eric Braamhaar (Holland)
Newcastle United
Manager: Sir Bobby Robson CBE
 Seamus Given
 Andrew O'Brien
Cautioned Aaron Hughes
 Jonathan Woodgate
Cautioned Titus Bramble
 Gary Speed
 Michael Bridges(On As A Substitute Martin Brittain, 76)
 Jermaine Jenas
 Alan Shearer
 Craig Bellamy(On As A Substitute Foluwashola Ameobi, 46)
 Pierre Robert
Unused Subs: Stephen Harper, Robert Elliott, Steven Taylor, Bradley Orr, Hugo Viana
Manager: Kjetil Rekdal
 Oyvind Bolthof
Cautioned  David Brocken
Cautioned  Erik Hagen
  Freddy Dos Santos
  Kjetil Rekdal(On As A Substitute Runar Normann, 70)
  Morten Berre
  Tom Hovi
  Jorgen Jalland
Cautioned  Ardian Gashi
  David Hanssen(On As A Substitute Kjetil Waehler, 65)
  Daniel Fredheim-Holm
Unused Subs: Magnus Hjulstad, Lars Bohinen, Lars Ovrebo, Espen Naess Lund
First Half
19 mins
1-0Alan Shearer. A free-kick was awarded when a very observant linesman caught Bolthof drifting out of his penalty area with the ball in his hands. Shearer took the free-kick and somehow Bolthof allowed the ball to squirm under him to gift Newcastle the lead.
25 mins
1-1Hagen. A corner delivered by player/coach Rekdal saw a completely unmarked Hagen convert with Bridges desparately trying to clear on the line.
Second Half
46 mins
47 mins
2-1Foluwashola Ameobi. Just 71 seconds after being introduced Ameobi took possession on the left. He cut inside Hagen and before Rekdal could get to him he struck a rather tame right-foot shot, which Bolthof should have easily saved, but inexplicably palmed it into his own net.
65 mins
Kjetil Waehler on for David Hanssen
70 mins
Runar Normann on for Kjetil Rekdal
76 mins
89 mins
3-1Foluwashola Ameobi. Jenas managed to spring the offside trap and squared the ball for Ameobi to finish comfortably with a low drive.
Times To Be Confirmed
Ardian Gashi
David Brocken
Erik Hagen

toon1892 comment...

Matchday Programme : 03/03/2004

Matchday Programme : 03/03/2004

Newcastle win 4-2 on aggregate.


It was two really bizarre - and very "soft" goals which gave Newcastle the win, both mistakes coming from Valerenga's goalkeeper Oyvind Bolthof.

His straying outside the area with the ball in his hands was a "schoolboy error" that he should most definitely not be making - and his attempted save was equally as embarrassing as he allowed the ball to squirm under his body. Goodness knows what he was thinking of for Newcastle's second goal - the first of Ameobi's brace after being on the pitch for a total of 71 seconds - his shot was so tame that Bolthof had all the time in the world to safely gather it up, but instead palmed it into his own net.

Not a "good day at the office" for Bolthof!